Two of World ParaVolley’s influential Women in Sport were shortlisted by the International Paralympic Committee in honour of their impact and leadership in sport – Ms. Irene Chang (MAS) and Dr. Hayat Khattab (EGY).
While Carla Qualtrough of Canada was ultimately the top choice of the IPC, it is no surprise to those in the World ParaVolley Community that two of our own leaders were successful in being selected to the short list.
Chang has been a pioneer for women in sitting volleyball since the early 90s, undertaking leadership roles such as Secretary General of ParaVolley Asia-Oceania (PVAO). Chang was also the first woman to be appointed as a Technical Delegate at an international sitting volleyball event.
Dr. Khattab was nominated for being the first woman President of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee (EPC) in 2015, fulfilling the same role for the ParaVolley Africa Zone. Dr. Khattab has been a prominent figure within para-sport in her country since 2011, when she was elected to the EPC Board.
The World ParaVolley family is extremely proud of Irene and Dr. Hayat for their accomplishments, and are proud to have them offering their contribution to the betterment of all ParaVolley.
Our most sincere congratulations to both remarkable women!
Full IPC Article HERE.